Here are the remaining nominations for ACM awards this year. I have no idea how they pick the nominees for “Venue of the Year” or “ACM Radio Station of the Year,” but I sure that have their methods.

Josh with CarrieAt any rate, here are the rest of this year’s nominees. I know a fiddle player or two I might have added to that list. But I didn’t get to pick. Very, very happy to see Josh Kear (pictured above, left, with Carrie Underwood and co-writer, Chris Tompkins), on the list. Josh is a local  kid. His parents are very active with our Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. You may not know Josh by name, but you have heard his songs…. among them are Before He Cheats, Blown Away, Two Black Cadillacs, (Kissed You) Good Night, Need You Now, Drunk on You, and Dancin Away with My Heart. Now that is one very talented song-writer.

ACM Songwriter of the Year
Rodney Clawson
Dallas Davidson
Josh Kear
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally

ACM Steel Guitar Player of the Year
Dan Dugmore
Mike Johnson
Greg Leisz
Russ Pahl
Scotty Sanders

ACM Guitarist of the Year
Tom Bukovac
J.T. Corenflos
Jay Joyce
Rob McNelley
Brent Mason

ACM Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
Eddie Bayers
Matt Chamberlain
Chad Cromwell
Chris McHugh
Greg Morrow

ACM Bass Player of the Year
Dennis Crouch
Kevin “Swine” Grantt
Larry Paxton
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Glenn Worf

ACM Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
John Jarvis
Charlie Judge
Gordon Mote
Steve Nathan
Michael Rojas

ACM Fiddle Player of the Year
Glen Duncan
Larry Franklin
Aubrey Haynie
Hank Singer
Joe Spivey

ACM Producer of the Year
Brett Beavers
Buddy Cannon
Dann Huff
Jay Joyce
Michael Knox

ACM Venue of the Year
Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
BOK Center ‐ Tulsa, OK
Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH
Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

ACM Radio Station of the Year – Major Market
KNIX-FM Phoenix, AZ
KUPL-FM Portland, OR
WDSY-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WQYK-FM St. Petersburg, FL
WYCD-FM Detroit, MI

ACM Radio Station of the YearLarge Market
KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX
WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN
WSM-AM Nashville, TN
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH

There’s your nominees – I’m ready for the show!

More later!
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Here are the remaining nominations for ACM awards this year. I have no idea how they pick the nominees for “Venue of the Year” or “ACM Radio Station of the Year,” but I sure that have their methods. At any rate, here are the rest of this year’s...